Video: Lionel Messi v Japanese robot goalkeeper
Lionel Messi takes on robot goalkeeper in penalty shootout for Japanese TV
Lionel Messi might be the greatest footballer in the world, but the Barcelona superstar met his match on the pitch in the shape of a robot-controlled goalkeeper.
The Argentine forward went head-to-head with a rather fierce-looking cardboard cutout, and was thwarted twice in succession by the incredible reactions of the Japanese creation - firstly low to the left and then secondly high to the right.
Messi did get his revenge however, smashing home his third effort before firing in a stunning extra spot-kick at 132 KM/H.
It’s one of those things that has to be seen to be believed. So, without further ado, check out the amazing video below & let us know if you think you could score past the robot stopper…